Croatian Football Cup Round of 16 Preview: The Teams & Schedule

Daniela Rogulj

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The Croatian Football Cup is the largest football competition in Croatia, which will soon begin with the round of 16 matches, reports

In this phase of the competition, there is no classic draw, but the pairs are determined in such a way that the lower-ranked clubs, according to the cup coefficient, host the stronger ones according to the principle that the weakest host is the strongest (32-1, 31-2, 30- 3, 29-4, 28-5).

The entire SuperSport Croatian Football Cup is played in one game, with a classic draw for the quarterfinals and semifinals, without any winners.

Round of 32

September 14

Nehaj – Gorica 3:7

September 15

Bednja Beletinec – Osijek 0:3

September 21

Pitomaca – Rijeka 0:7
Dugopolje – Lokomotiva 8:9 (after penalties)
Primorac Biograd na Moru – Hajduk 1:2
Vuteks Sloga – Istra 1961 0:3
Mladost Zdralovi – Inter Zapresic 3:1

September 22

Orient 1919 – Dinamo 1:4
Karlovac 1919 – Slaven Belupo 0:2
Međimurje – Šibenik 0:1
Rudar Labin – Split 2:0
Belisce – Jaska Vinogradar Jastrebarsko 4:0
Bjelovar – Rudeš 1:5
Sesvete – Varaždin 2: 3 (after extra time)
BSK Bijelo Brdo – Cibalia 1:0
Zagreb – Oriolik 0:1

Round of 16

October 26

13:00 Rudeš – Osijek
15:00 Belišće – Hajduk
17:30 Sibenik – Slaven Belupo

October 27

15:00 BSK Bijelo Brdo – Dinamo
15:00 Rudar Labin – Istria 1961
15:00 Gorica – Mladost Ždralovi
17:30 Varaždin – Lokomotiva

November 13

14:00 Oriolik Oriovac – Rijeka

The Croatian Cup quarterfinals will be played on December 1, the semifinals on March 2, 2022, and the final on May 26, 2022. 

SuperSport became the title sponsor of the Croatian Football Cup back in September, reports HNS.

The signing ceremony, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, was attended by the president of the Croatian Football Federation, Marijan Kustić, executive director of HNS Tomislav Svetina, members of the management board of SuperSport betting Goran Đurić and Radim Haluza, and president of VOX-football and editor-in-chief of HNTV and Ivan Blažičko. In addition to the title sponsorship of the competition, SuperSport will directly financially assist the host clubs in the round of 16 phase of the Cup.

“We thank SuperSport for recognizing the sporting and market value of the Croatian Football Cup. We are pleased that we will have even greater visibility of the competition across the country through television broadcasts and that through this partnership, we will directly help host clubs in organizing the match,” said HNS president Marijan Kustić.

“The Croatian Football Cup deserves a title sponsor, and that is why we are looking forward to this cooperation with SuperSport. This is an important step in further commercializing the competition under the auspices of HNS, which confirms the exceptional popularity and potential of Croatian football,” said Tomislav Svetina.

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